The Maruti Suzuki Alto 800, the highest selling car in the country, has been at the top of the sales charts for quite a while. The car was launched as a replacement for the Maruti 800 in October 2012, and now Maruti Suzuki has launched a new top of the line variant of the car. The Alto 800 VXi with airbag, as the name suggests, will come equipped with a driver’s side airbag. It has been priced at Rs 3.35 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi which is about Rs 18,000 more than the non-airbag-equipped VXi variant. The Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 VXi was introduced in the market in June 2013, as a response to customers demanding more features in the otherwise bare-bones car. This is the second variant of the car to be equipped with an airbag, the other being the LXi variant.
The price list of all the variants of the car are as follows, all prices are ex-showroom Delhi, for cars with metallic paint. Non-metallic paint costs about Rs. 4000 less.
- Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 STD: Rs. 2.46 lakh
- Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 STD CNG: Rs. 3.21 lakh
- Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 LX: Rs. 2.81 lakh
- Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 LX CNG: Rs. 3.41 lakh
- Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 LXi : Rs. 3.03 lakh
- Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 LXi (Airbag): Rs. 3.19 lakh
- Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 LXi CNG: Rs. 3.60 lakh
- Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 VXi : Rs. 3.17 lakh
- Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 VXi (Airbag): Rs. 3.35 lakh
Some of the other features on the Alto 800 VXi include:
- Integrated music system which will support CD, USB and Aux-in, with four speakers
- Central locking
- Rear spoiler
- Left hand side rear view mirror
- Rear parcel tray
The Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 is powered by a 796cc engine which develops a maximum power of 47.5 BHP and a peak torque of 69 Nm. This engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. The car has an ARAI certified fuel efficiency of 22.7 KMPL.
We appreciate the fact that companies have started providing more safety features in entry level cars, and expect many more safety features to become standard in all new cars in the coming years. Do let us what safety features you’d like to see become standard in cars launched in India in the comments below.